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 for minor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  minor \mi"nor\ (m[imac]"n[~e]r), a. [L., a comparative with no
     positive; akin to AS. min small, G. minder less, OHG.
     minniro, a., min, adv., Icel. minni, a., minnr, adv., Goth.
     minniza, a., mins, adv., Ir. & Gael. min small, tender, L.
     minuere to lessen, Gr. miny`qein, Skr. mi to damage. Cf.
     Minish, Minister, Minus, Minute.]
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     1. Inferior in bulk, degree, importance, etc.; less; smaller;
        of little account; as, minor divisions of a body.
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     2. (Mus.) Less by a semitone in interval or difference of
        pitch; as, a minor third.
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     Asia Minor (Geog.), the Lesser Asia; that part of Asia
        which lies between the Euxine, or Black Sea, on the north,
        and the Mediterranean on the south.
  
     Minor mode (Mus.), that mode, or scale, in which the third
        and sixth are minor, -- much used for mournful and solemn
        subjects.
  
     Minor orders (Eccl.), the rank of persons employed in
        ecclesiastical offices who are not in holy orders, as
        doorkeepers, acolytes, etc.
  
     Minor scale (Mus.) The form of the minor scale is various.
        The strictly correct form has the third and sixth minor,
        with a semitone between the seventh and eighth, which
        involves an augmented second interval, or three semitones,
        between the sixth and seventh, as, 6/F, 7/G[sharp], 8/A.
        But, for melodic purposes, both the sixth and the seventh
        are sometimes made major in the ascending, and minor in
        the descending, scale, thus: 
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        [1913 Webster] See Major.
  
     Minor term of a syllogism (Logic), the subject of the
        conclusion.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Minor \Mi"nor\, n.
     1. A person of either sex who has not attained the age at
        which full civil rights are accorded; an infant; in
        England and the United States, one under twenty-one years
        of age.
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     Note: In hereditary monarchies, the minority of a sovereign
           ends at an earlier age than of a subject. The minority
           of a sovereign of Great Britain ends upon the
           completion of the eighteenth year of his age.
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     2. (Logic) The minor term, that is, the subject of the
        conclusion; also, the minor premise, that is, that premise
        which contains the minor term; in hypothetical syllogisms,
        the categorical premise. It is the second proposition of a
        regular syllogism, as in the following: Every act of
        injustice partakes of meanness; to take money from another
        by gaming is an act of injustice; therefore, the taking of
        money from another by gaming partakes of meanness.
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     3. A Minorite; a Franciscan friar.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  minor
      adj 1: of lesser importance or stature or rank; "a minor poet";
             "had a minor part in the play"; "a minor official"; "many
             of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen"; "minor
             back roads" [ant: major]
      2: lesser in scope or effect; "had minor differences"; "a minor
         disturbance" [ant: major]
      3: inferior in number or size or amount; "a minor share of the
         profits"; "Ursa Minor" [ant: major]
      4: of a scale or mode; "the minor keys"; "in B flat minor" [ant:
         major]
      5: not of legal age; "minor children" [syn: minor, nonaged,
         underage] [ant: major]
      6: of lesser seriousness or danger; "suffered only minor
         injuries"; "some minor flooding"; "a minor tropical
         disturbance" [ant: major]
      7: of your secondary field of academic concentration or
         specialization [ant: major]
      8: of the younger of two boys with the same family name; "Jones
         minor"
      9: warranting only temporal punishment; "venial sin" [syn:
         minor, venial]
      10: limited in size or scope; "a small business"; "a newspaper
          with a modest circulation"; "small-scale plans"; "a pocket-
          size country" [syn: minor, modest, small, small-
          scale, pocket-size, pocket-sized]
      n 1: a young person of either sex; "she writes books for
           children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British
           term for youngster" [syn: child, kid, youngster,
           minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler,
           tike, tyke, fry, nestling]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  178 Moby Thesaurus words for "minor":
     academic specialty, adolescent, area, average, baby, back-burner,
     boy, budding, callow, casual, child, classical education, common,
     core curriculum, course, course of study, curriculum, demeaning,
     dependent, dewy, dinky, disadvantaged, discipline, dispensable,
     dominant, elective, fair, field, fledgling, general education,
     general studies, girl, green, growing, hopeful, humanities, humble,
     immaterial, immature, impubic, in the shade, inappreciable,
     inconsequential, inconsiderable, indifferent, inessential,
     inexperienced, infant, inferior, infra dig, ingenuous, innocent,
     insignificant, intact, irrelevant, juicy, junior, juvenal,
     juvenile, key, key signature, keynote, lad, laddie, lass, lassie,
     less, lesser, liberal arts, light, little, low, lower, lowly,
     major, major key, mediant, mediocre, medium, middling, minute,
     modest, naive, negligible, new-fledged, nonessential, not vital,
     obscure, one-horse, ordinary, paltry, pedal point, petit, petty,
     picayune, piddling, proseminar, pubescent, quadrivium, raw,
     refresher course, ripening, sapling, sappy, schoolboy, schoolgirl,
     scientific education, second rank, second string, second-rate,
     secondary, seminar, servile, shoestring, slight, slip, small,
     small-beer, small-fry, small-time, smaller, specialty, sprig,
     stripling, study, sub, subaltern, subdiscipline, subdominant,
     subject, submediant, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary,
     subtonic, supertonic, technical, technical education, teenager,
     teener, teenybopper, tender, third rank, third string, tonality,
     tonic, tonic key, trifling, trivial, trivium, two-bit, unadult,
     underage, underprivileged, undeveloped, undistinguished,
     unessential, unfledged, unformed, unimportant, unimpressive,
     unlicked, unmellowed, unnoteworthy, unnoticeable, unripe,
     unseasoned, vernal, virginal, vulgar, ward, young hopeful,
     young person, younger, youngest, youngling, youngster, youth
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MINOR, persons. One under the age of twenty-one years, while in a state of 
  infancy; one who has not attained the age of a major. The terms major and 
  minor, are more particularly used in the civil law. The common law terms are 
  adult and infant. See Infant. 
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  MINOR, adj.  Less objectionable.
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Minor, AL -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Alabama
     Population (2000):    1116
     Housing Units (2000): 471
     Land area (2000):     0.694337 sq. miles (1.798324 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.694337 sq. miles (1.798324 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            49072
     Located within:       Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
     Location:             33.539656 N, 86.940000 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Minor, AL
      Minor
  

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